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NewsTrucking

The Daily Dash: Daimler, Waymo chart a path forward

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Daimler and Waymo are teaming up to develop an autonomous Class 8 truck. Plus, ATA and TCA lay out their priorities for the next administration, and Old Dominion Freight Lines sets a record.

Daimler, Waymo team up

Two of the biggest names on the planet are joining forces to produce an autonomous Class 8 truck. Daimler and Waymo will collaborate on the vehicle, it was announced.

Linda Baker has more on the relationship: Daimler, Waymo joining forces to build autonomous Freightliner Cascadia

Looking ahead to 2021

Infrastructure and legal battles are among the efforts the American Trucking Associations and Truckload Carriers Association are expected to focus on following the election.

Brian Straight has more on what’s on the associations’ agendas: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA

Record-setting performance

How good are things for carriers right now? Old Dominion Freight Lines just set a new operating ratio record as it bested analysts’ expectations for the third quarter.

Todd Maiden details the company’s financial performance: Old Dominion sets record with 74.5% operating ratio

Help wanted

Canada plans to distribute over 350 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, but the government needs some logistics help to do so.

Nate Tabak explains what Canada is looking for: Canada needs logistics help with millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Small revenue growth but big profit jump at Covenant in Q3

XPO closes less-than-truckload demand gap, Deutsche Bank says

Supply chain veteran leading Denver’s Transportation Institute

Cummins Q3 earnings: A classic V-shaped recovery

Feds waive regulations for Samsara’s AI Dash Cam

Did you miss this?

Independent owner-operator Howard Salmon’s son, Liam, who turns 5 on Thursday, is battling a rare pediatric brain tumor with no cure.

Clarissa Hawes has the Salmons’ story: Holding on to hope: Trucker’s young son battles terminal brain cancer

Hammer down, everyone,

Brian Straight

Managing Editor

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Brian Straight.

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Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and fleetowner.com. Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at bstraight@freightwaves.com.

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